Summary: If you are in the market to pick up an 8-inch tablet, you have the iPad mini as a great option as well. But the mini doesn’t have calling capabilities. You have other budget devices such as the Zync Quad 8 too available in the 8-inch form factor but the overall performance of the Galaxy Tab 3 311 is better. If calling capability is a must, then the Galaxy Tab is the device for you.
Pros: Display has good viewing angles, Good battery life, Multi-window is handy, Slew of preloaded Samsung features
Cons: Build quality isn't the best, Too big to hold to your ear for calls
Summary: Tab, the third. Samsung has something for everyone in its tablet portfolio: the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is aimed at users who are looking for a medium sized tablet and can do without pen input. Confidently, Samsung wants 299 Euros (~$397) for it - an appropriate value for the money?
Pros: High 3D performance, Good performance in Internet browsing, Fast memory, Good color reproduction, Bright display, Extensive software package, Numerous input options, Good battery life, Proper speakers, The tablet is ahead in every aspect. Samsung has also lowered the price compared to the last generation.
Cons: Blue tint of the display, Mediocre processor performance, Plastic case, Case temperatures are a bit high, Relatively high price, Bloatware, An operating system without bloatware.
Conclusion: The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is yet another strong tablet from Samsung and a great alternative to the Galaxy Note 8.0 if you don’t need the pen capabilities or just can’t afford the $380 price tag. At $300 the Tab 3 is less expensive than the iPad Mini and $100 more than most 7-inch slates. The extra screen size is worth the premium, and the combination of long battery life and great design round out what we think is one of the best 8-inch tablets available.
Pros: Beautiful display, Comfortable, attractive design, Smooth performance, Long battery life, Standard micro USB port
Cons: Speakers easily covered by hands, So-so camera
Excerpt: With Samsung flooding the market with phones and tablets, it’s hardly surprising that they’ve release three, yes, three Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s. The baby of the bunch is the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 , the biggest Tab 3 is the 10-incher and the subject of this review sitting in between is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.
Pros: Slender, ergonomic design, Bright, vibrant screen, Up-to-date version of Android
Cons: Pricey for a dual-core tablet, Samsung's TouchWiz UI is heavy, Middling screen resolution
Summary: Overall, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is an excellent 8-inch tablet, whether you're looking to multitask on the go or you want to kick back and control your TV. We like the thin and light design, bright and colorful display and the fact that you can enjoy many of the same software features found on Samsung Galaxy phones, such as Quick Settings and Multi Window.
Conclusion: Looking for a decent mid-range Android tablet? Well, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch would be a good choice. It is light, portable, and capable enough to be used for not only web surfing and writing emails, but also for watching HD movies and even playing some Real Racing 3 every once in a while. The device doesn't have any flaws that would make it a deal breaker, so if it fits your budget, go ahead and grab one!
Pros: Light, thin, easy to hold and carry around, Built-in IR Blaster works as a TV remote control, Camera is usable in daytime